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By Benjamen Judd   We respect the courage it takes to be a stand-up comedian. Especially in a country like Australia where everyone is a smart-arse who uses sarcasm like it’s a second language. So to those taking part in this years Raw Comedy Festival at Jupiters Casino on the Gold Coast we say – […]



By Benjamen Judd   Honestly, how the volleyball scene in Top Gun didn’t get that film nominated for a hundred Oscars, Golden Globes, BAFTAs and all of the awards is beyond us. It was cinematically perfect, and probable one the rare times that Tom Cruise actually method acted…hint hint. Either way, it left such an […]

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By Benjamen Judd   There is nothing worse than waiting and knowing that the newly reformed Wolfmother is set to release an album any day now is killing us slowly in the extreme. But at least we know for sure that we will be able to catch them live at the Cooly on next month […]

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Get involved in the biggest beach volleyball festival in the Southern Hemisphere!

Entering its 14th season, SLAM Festival is hitting the road again touring the best beaches in Australia.  A mix of amateur social beach volleyball and music on the beach, SLAM Festival is the perfect day out with your mates! This year it will be stopping off in Surfers Paradise Saturday, February 1st.   Visit the […]


The Village Markets

The Village Markets (TVM), are the original and best boutique creative market on the Gold Coast, showcasing up to 100 fashion, arts and creative stalls as well as live local music and delicious gourmet food. Founded in October 2008, the aim of TVM is to create a platform for talented emerging designers, creatives, and vintage collectors to showcase their wares, as […]

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Delish recipe! Rabbit Cacciatore from Bazaar.

  2 rabbits (about 2kg), jointed into 8 pieces* 125 ml (½ cup) marsala or port 125 ml (½ cup) olive oil 12 garlic cloves, unpeeled 2 large onions, finely chopped 2 sprigs each of sage, rosemary and thyme 2 bay leaves 2 green bird’s-eye chillies, finely chopped 400 g can chopped tomatoes 150 g […]

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Big Day Out, Gold Coast Review

Happy to bring together the excitable Hives, spellbinding Arcade Fire and relaxed Pearl Jam veterans, BDO has come of age   Big Day Out has aged. But whether it was going stale or ageing gracefully has been unclear to fans. The festival has battled within an increasingly dense market of festivals around Australia that jostle […]

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Gold Coast Food & Wine expo

With over 100 Exhibitors our events will have all the ingredients to tantalize your taste buds. From Gourmet food to exquisite wines there will be something for everyone to indulge. Sit back and enjoy learning from our celebrity chefs or cruise the shows and discover the latest sensational ideas that will make your next dinner party […]

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Surfing dolphins

Surfing with dolphins

It’s not every day a pod of dolphins joins you for a surf, but that’s exactly what happened to these lucky two surfers at Snapper Rocks, Coolangatta. The pair were surfing at around 1pm when the dolphins appeared, seemingly not bothered by the men as they swam under their boards. Only on the Gold Coast…. […]

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Our People! Ashleigh Sebire

STAFF PROFILE: Ashleigh Sebire – Breakfast server   So you worked in Bazaar restaurants breakfast service over the weekend; see any rockstars from Big Day Out?   No. Well maybe. I saw lots of people with tattoos!   What’s you favorite Bazaar breakfast dish   Anhs omelets, she does the best omelets….   What does […]


Delish recipe for you!

Tomato Macarons For the cookies: The almond mixture: • 150g powdered almonds • 150g powdered sugar • 55g egg whites • 15g red food coloring For the meringue: 150g granulated sugar 40g water 55g egg whites 1. Sift together the powdered almonds with powdered sugar. Add the 55g egg whites and food colouring, but do […]

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By Benjamen Judd   If there is one thing that can send even the most mild mannered person over the edge it’s shopping for the perfect fit in a pair of jeans. Not only is the process of trying them on only to find out your body isn’t built like a store mannequin completely gutting […]

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Dreamworld rated in top 5 of the world’s best theme parks

Turns out you can visit one of the world’s best theme parks without leaving the Gold Coast. Online travel company Adioso has rated Dreamworld No.4 in a list of the world’s best theme parks, beating some of the planet’s most ­famous attractions. Dutch venue Efteling Park tops the list, with Dreamworld slotting in just behind […]

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Stingray Rum Punch by Ben Partridge

30 ml light rum 30 ml dark rum 15 ml triple sec 30 ml freshly squeezed lime juice 15 ml sugar syrup 10 ml orgeat Equal parts pineapple juice & orange juice to taste Slice of pineapple & pineapple leaf for garnish Method: shaken & strained long

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Leila Maria

Leila Maria and ‘Alegria, Alegria’

Brazilian born and Gold Coast based designer, Leila Maria, is flaunting her latest collection titled ‘Alegria, Alegria’. Perfect for the Gold Coast’s sultry summer climate yet glamorous enough to take from the beach to the bar, Leila’s signature style features soft and floaty designs with eye-catching hues to suit all. Source –

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